Tuesday, June 29, 2004

US intelligence service facing serious problems

US intelligenceservice facing serious problems: "US intelligence service facing serious problems Tehran, June 29, IRNA -- Information Minister Ali Younesi here
Tuesday said that US intelligence service is facing serious problems on account of domestic crises and has already lost its efficiency.

Speaking to reporters after meeting members of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, he referred to the US failure to establish security in Iraq and said that CIA claimed to be in possession of reliable information about the country as a justification for attacking it.

'To divert attention from its failure, the US brings up new claims that CIA director George Tenet fell victim to the move, while President George Bush should mainly be blamed for the lack of any proper intelligence body in the country. 'Following the occupation of Iraq, the Americans have not spared any effort to spy on the countries likely to pose a threat against them,' he added. "

Iraq's Alawi: We extend a hand to boost friendship with Iran

Iraq's Alawi: We extend a hand to boost friendship with Iran: "Iraq's Alawi: We extend a hand to boost friendship with Iran
Baghdad, June 29, IRNA -- In his first address following power transfer in Iraq, the Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Alawi said, 'We extend a hand toward Iran, Turkey and all other neighbor of Iraq for boosting friendship and cooperation with them.'
Alawi who swore in as the ruler of Iraq on Monday and got his credentials from the former American civilian ruler of Iraq Paul Bremer two days prior to the previously announced date at Baghdad Conference Halls Palace, added, 'We are grateful to the hospitable Iranian nation who kindly hosted a large number of Iraqi nationals for decades.'
He then appreciated 'the role played by countries that assisted Iraq in restoration of peace and stability following the collapse of Saddam's regime.' "

D-Days for Irans Historical Sites in UNESCO?s Session

D-Days for Iran?s Historical Sites in UNESCO?s Session: "D-Days for Iran?s Historical Sites in UNESCO?s Session
As forty-eight new sites are vying for a place on UNESCO's prestigious World Heritage List, voting for Pasargadae and the Bam Citadel is due to be held on Thursday and Friday, respectively, Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency reported on Tuesday.

Experts are making the case in the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO in Suzhou, China, hoping they would be inscribed on the roll. Mohammad Beheshti, head of the research center at the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (CHTO) heads the Iranian delegation in the summit. "

Mar'ashi Saves Isfahan Skyline

Council Votes to Trim Down Troublesome Tower in Isfahan:

VP Mar'ashi has ushered in a new era of activism for Irans Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization. This speakes well for the future of Iran. Since President Khatami cannot run again who better to serve Iran than Mar'ashi?

"Council Votes to Trim Down Troublesome Tower in Isfahan
The technical council of Irans Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (CHTO) in its today?s session approved plans to decrease the height of a towering concrete building that overlooks Isfahan?s historical Naghsh-e Jahan Square, Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency reported on Sunday.

The 48-meter-tall building is being constructed just 720 meters away from the site, endangering its magnificent skyline, but the council voted for plans to reduce its imposing height by half.

Last year heritage experts softened their instance to trim down 30 meters from Jahan-nama Tower, given the social, political, security and investment considerations and asked for just a 24-meter decrease, said Mohammad Hassan Mohebali, member of the technical body. It was decided that the height of the tower would be reduced from the back facade more than other sides.
Earlier Junko Taniguchi, cultural expert with UNSECO' regional offices in Iran, almost ruled out Isfahan's chance of being inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger during the upcoming session of the World Heritage Committee in Suzhou, China. "

Rice and Rumsfeld aggitate for expanding the War in the Perisn Gulf. All Islam Next.

Rice and Rumsfeld aggitate for expanding the War in the Perisn Gulf. All Islam Next.
Solution "in sight" on Iran's nuclear program: Rice:

"The national security aide said Washington was working with its European allies and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to persuade Tehran to drop its nuclear weapons ambitions or face isolation.

The United States was also putting pressure on Russia to curb transfers of nuclear technology to Iran, she said, adding 'we've been very clear that these rogue states that seek weapons of mass destruction are a danger.'
'It's a very tough situation. But we believe that this is one that still has a diplomatic solution within sight,' Rice said, speaking from Turkey ahead of a NATO summit. She did not elaborate.

The IAEA, the UN nuclear watchdog, rebuked Iran on June 18 for failing to come clean about its nuclear program but the Islamic Republic has shown little inclination for conciliation.
Tehran said Sunday it would resume construction of centrifuges for uranium enrichment while continuing to suspend enrichment itself. But a senior member of parliament said the assembly would push to resume the process.
Rice's remarks appeared part of a general US move to step up the rhetoric against Iran, which President George W. Bush famously lumped with Iraq and North Korea in an 'axis of evil' in his State of the Union speech two years ago.

Earlier Sunday, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld delivered his own broadside at the Iranian government, accusing it of 'not telling the truth about its role in nuclear development.'
'Most recently, we have seen them resisting the UN processes that they have previously seemed to have agreed to, but obviously are not adhering to,' Rumsfeld said in an interview with the BBC.

FOXNews.com - FOXNews Backs Terrorism - Pushes Terrorist agenda

FOXNews.com - Politics - Experts: Iran Ready to Take It to the Brink:

FOXNews must be responsible for the spokesmen they push on us. Here they again use a highly dubious source that the US State Department links to an Ultra Violent terrorist Group. FOXNews knows who and what Jafarzadeh is and still they further his cause.

"'Iran is drawing a line in the sand,' said Alireza Jafarzadeh of Strategic Policy Consulting (search). Jafarzadeh, formerly linked to the Washington, D.C.-based National Council of Resistance of Iran, which has been called a terrorist organization by the State Department, has won much support on Capitol Hill for his work as a staunch watchdog of Irans nuclear weapons programs."

Majlis Speaker Stresses Promotion of Iran-Algeria Ties

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Majlis Speaker Stresses Promotion of Iran-Algeria Ties
Jun 29, 2004, 07:29
Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel known as 'Gholam shire'i' stressed here yesterday promotion of close ties with Muslim and friendly country of Algeria and setting up of parliamentary friendship group in the Iranian parliament.

In a meeting with Algerian minister of higher education and scientific research, Rachid al-Harabiah, Haddad Adel hoped mutual relations would receive further boost in various fields through exchange of visits and conclusion of more agreements. He said exchange of visits between the two countries' political and parliamentary officials in recent years particularly the visit by the Algerian president to Iran was a turning point in mutual relations and close communication.

Gholam shire'i highlighted the importance of cooperation, convergence, solidarity and unity among Islamic and Arab states in the current sensitive juncture and new wave of all-out confrontation with the Islamic world. He expressed regret over ongoing developments in occupied Palestinian lands and Iraq and hoped real transfer of power to the Iraqi people and withdrawal of occupation forces would take place in the earliest time through efforts of the United Nations. Al-Harabiah, for his part, conveyed the warm greetings of the Algerian speaker of parliament to Haddad Adel and said the two parliaments should try, based on the will of both nations, to expand relations. He assessed as important the..."